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Issue No 58 | May 2015 an international retail petroleum news digest www.erpecnews.com EUROPEAN EDITION iDAC dispenses just the Comment right blend of business CEOs of Gilbarco, Wayne and Tokheim, together at the iDAC conference. Martin Gafinowitz, Neil Thomas and Baudouin de la Tour (right to left) commenced proceedings on day two of the iDAC 15 conference, each outlining details and discussing individually how they see technology driving the retail fuel business over the next decade. This was the first time these three industry leaders had ever appeared together at a major conference, an initiative which was described by one oil company delegate as being “absolutely fascinating”. Delegates on the first day had witnessed comprehensive discussions on fuel station design, branding and construction. The conference was summed up by Phil Lambeth, technology statesman from BP, who called for greater input from the industry in formulating technical solutions, proposing that international technical forums should be established for retailers to enable them to share safety and compliance issues, coordinate input to CEN standards and collaborate on technical guidance. To receive more information on the next erpec and iDAC events, please e-mail nick@mcleanevents.com. A North American coalition could possibly overcome OPEC Canada, Mexico and the United States together currently produce approximately 15 million barrels of oil per day. Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Energy Corporation believes if the three countries created a united oil federation, it could create a market stabilizing force that might potentially overcome OPEC. Canada has the third largest reserves in the world and this could combine with Mexico’s onshore and offshore potential and the US shale explosion, he added. OPEC was formed in 1960 when the international oil market was largely dominated by a group of multinational companies and in 2014 comprised twelve members: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. A delegation from China browsing The exhibition area at erpec 15 Of all the quotes received so far, here are a few of the best ones The presentations were top class Viktor BAKÓ, Group Procurement Manager, Retail & Logistics, MOL GROUP We absolutely support the idea of a longer conference as part of erpec Antti Moppel, Fuel Director, Olerex Congratulations for joining erpec & iDAC Gonzalo Villarías Esquivias, Purchasing Manager, Repsol My appreciation to the organizers for being innovative with regards to the company stands and the iDAC event being added. All in all, a great event. Keep being innovative! Fred Hess, Sales Director, OPW Retail Fueling EMEA erpec is still the best in its class! Kurt Dillen, VP - Systems & Electronics Business Unit, Tokheim Sofitam Applications erpecnews is published by McLean Communications Ltd.


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